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Meaning of Body Image

Body image refers to the way a person feels about his or her physical appearance. People have differences in their physical appearances,some of these are in term of:

1.Height

2.Size or shape  of the body

3.Race or Ethnicity and

4.Colour of the skin,eye and hair.

 

PHYSICAL FEATURES

Physical features or an individual’s appearance and attributes are inherited. From parentsorgrandparents,this is called HEREDITY.

Examples of traits usually inherited from parents or grandparents are

1.Skin colour

2.Hair

3.Eye colour

4.Shape of the body.

5.Heighte.t.c.

 

Some of these differences may be valued while others may not.Forexample,a tall person may  feel  bad about  his  body,yet he cannot change his Height.I n some cultures,a person with lighter colour may be given more privileges than someone with darker skin.Someone with a darker skin may try to lighten his or her  skin in order to feel better.

See also  GRAVITATION AND WEIGHTLESSNESS

 

EVALUATION

1.Body image problem is   a.more in girls thanboys   b.more in boys than girls  c.Equal in boys and girls   d.Not real

2.Body image problems involve the following except   a.,need to look perfect   b.desire to have perfect body  c.it affects both boys and girls  d.please with self.

3.Teenager’s body images are strongly affected by what they see on the following EXCEPT A.Television   b.Movies   c.Magazines   d.Religion Centre.

 

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Assignment

Define body image.

What is Heredity?

State the various traits that can be transmitted from parents to offsprings.

 

See also

HANDLING PUBERTAL CHANGES IN BOYS AND GIRLS

HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT CHANGES

Definition of growth and development

MAN AS AN INTELLIGENT ANIMAL

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